“It’s beyond sacred,” La Russa said of Mack’s mark. “Unattainable. I didn’t even think this was attainable, actually. I’m talking about the last four, five years of my career. I didn’t think this was ever going to happen. Even the year I retired, my family was very upset because they wanted this to happen. But you go out when you think you’re done.
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‘I didn’t think this was ever going to happen.’ Tony La Russa passes John McGraw with his 2,764th victory — 2nd in MLB history — as the Chicago White Sox defeat the Detroit Tigers 3-0.